GAD Update: Out of the Darkness.

Posted on 30/04/2017 By

Out of the Darkness.

GAD - Generalised Anxiety Disorder - Out of the Darkness

GAD - Generalised Anxiety Disorder - Out of the Darkness GAD - Generalised Anxiety Disorder - Out of the Darkness

Into the light…

Relax, cheer up, it’s a big day. Bobby came out…

(more than one way)

So, here’s some rousing music…. to celebrate:

Following on from “A Day in the Life of GAD“: Out of the Darkness. It would be easy to think that some people live life under a permanent cloud of mental
 illness. Nothing could be further from the truth. Like physical illness, there are a myriad of types of mental illness. Very individual stories of how people cope. Or don’t. For Bobby, there were often years between bouts. We believe that for some that, with the right help, the symptoms can not only be relieved, but the whole experience can even be life enhancing.

Coming out of the darkness can reveal a world where the sky is bluer, the grass greener, the rainbows brighter, the rain softer. What many take for granted can be life enriching experiences. There is no doubt that some of our greatest exponents of the arts have found inspiration from mental illness. For Bobby, a week on Skomer Island with the puffins was elevated to a spiritual level.

GAD - Generalised Anxiety Disorder - Out of the Darkness: Skomer Island.

Out of the Darkness…

GAD - Generalised Anxiety Disorder - Out of the Darkness: Skomer Island.

Skomer Island

The revelations by Prince Harry and Bobby are totally unconnected, but the media interest has been awakened by the younger man. Some outstanding articles have been written. In particular one by Felicity Morse in the “i” newspaper which Bobby considers to be the most profound and easy to understand description of what it is like to struggle with mental health issues. So Felicity
you are the second visiting contributor to Mindfully Bertie without even knowing it. I am sure you and the paper will approve and we promise to send you a copy…

GAD - Generalised Anxiety Disorder - Out of the Darkness: GAD - Generalised Anxiety Disorder - Out of the Darkness: Felicity Morse article.

Felicity Morse article.

Remember 1976? The year of the Great Drought. The year whose catchphrase in a water crisis became…

GAD - Generalised Anxiety Disorder - Out of the Darkness: GAD - Generalised Anxiety Disorder - Out of the Darkness: Save Water, Bath with a Friend...

Save Water, Bath with a Friend…

The year, not so long ago, when the family doctor told his severely distressed patient:

“You want to pull yourself together mate. There’s people really ill out there.”

Lighting a candle to Diddley.

She had a mental illness too. It is called alcoholism. A typically misunderstood, stigmatised condition. Al Anon has helped Bobby. Let’s hope “Heads Together” can help all of us. Enjoy the bluebells. There will be more next week. These two blogs have been a revelation for the writers too. It’s important now to have some fun.

GAD - Generalised Anxiety Disorder - Out of the Darkness: GAD - Generalised Anxiety Disorder - Out of the Darkness: Kyla May.

Kyla May.

GAD - Generalised Anxiety Disorder - Out of the Darkness: GAD - Generalised Anxiety Disorder - Out of the Darkness: Kyla May, Diddley, Sonny.

Kyla May, Diddley, Sonny.

GAD - Generalised Anxiety Disorder - Out of the Darkness: GAD - Generalised Anxiety Disorder - Out of the Darkness: Bluebells. GAD - Generalised Anxiety Disorder - Out of the Darkness: GAD - Generalised Anxiety Disorder - Out of the Darkness: Bluebells.

GAD - Generalised Anxiety Disorder - Out of the Darkness: GAD - Generalised Anxiety Disorder - Out of the Darkness: Layla....granddaughter lighting the candle.

Layla… Granddaughter lighting the candle.

All bluebell pictures from…

Franks Wood…

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/leith-hill/features/come-and-see-our-bluebells

GAD - Generalised Anxiety Disorder - Out of the Darkness: GAD - Generalised Anxiety Disorder - Out of the Darkness: Free as a Bird...

Free as a Bird…

That’s what you are.


GAD - Generalised Anxiety Disorder - Out of the Darkness: GAD - Generalised Anxiety Disorder - Out of the Darkness: Bluebells.

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